Whether it's after orthodontic treatment (as with this patient who came to us after completing ortho at a different practice), a result of fluorosis, or the early stages of cavities, white spot lesions are unflattering in appearance. They can also be a precursor for more involved decay. Previously, there was no effective way to treat these areas for both esthetics and prevention. Veneers or fillings are much more aggressive than is needed. Fluoride treatment can help stop the progression of decay, but it has limited impact on the appearance of these white spots. Dr. Feldman and the team at Gainesville Dentistry Co. are providers of Icon, a breakthrough micro-invasive technology for filling and reinforcing demineralized enamel without drilling or anesthesia.
"Icon Resin Infiltrant- Smooth Surface is a specially developed infiltration product for smooth surfaces, particularly well-suited to remove white spots and treat incipient caries, especially those related to orthodontic treatment." The process of receiving this innovative treatment is very straightforward. The first step would be determining if this type of treatment is right for your particular concerns. There are limitations to the depth of a lesion that Icon can work for. Depending on the depth and the surface structure of the decay, traditional options like resin composite fillings or porcelain veneers/crowns may be required. As this is a treatment meant for non-cavitated enamel lesions, an evaluation will be needed prior to scheduling Icon treatment. The doctor will discuss the likely esthetic outcome of the treatment based on severity so that you can make the best informed decision about how to proceed based on your goals.